We'll really have to let the images we snapped above tell the bulk of the story, but we can say this: this is a very British ship. We can imagine having proper afternoon tea in almost every bar, the Kew Gardens-themed conservatory is a completely unexpected change of pace for a ship's lounge, the Golden Lion Pub doesn't shame pubs back in the UK, andas for outdoors sportsyou'll find croquet, lawn bowling and tennis instead of rock climbing or putt-putt. Cunard even grabbed many of the historical artifacts from off the QEII and installed them at the entrance to lounges, and even in a little gallery of its own, onboard the QE.
Now ask us our favorite part of the ship! Okay, since you asked, we'd have to say our favorite part of the ship is the overall Art Deco design theme. It's so...classy. It makes you want to sit up straighter, and order a Dark 'N' Stormy rather than a Mai Tai. Wear a gown to dinner in order to dance in the Queen's room after? Don't mind if we do. We never thought a modern cruise ship could evoke these feelings ever again, and yet...here we are. On the Queen Elizabeth.
A quick video tour of the Grand Lobby:
[All photos & video: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]